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- Biography -
- Hugh Duppa Collins -

Unknown person Name : Hugh Duppa Collins

Son of Philip George Collins and Susan Kate Collins (née Breffit), of The Park, Beckenham, Kent; husband of Elspeth Marion Collins, of Willow Cottage, Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Born : 22 June 1884, Beckenham, Kent.

Married : 1913, Elspeth Marion Towers-Clark, at All Saints Church, Freshwater. Daughter Jocelyn Helen (born 1915).
  Census information :

1891 : Philip and Susan Collins, with their children including Hugh aged 6, are at 21, The Avenue, Beckenham, Kent. Philip Collins is a Solicitor.

1901 : not found

1911 : Hugh Duppa Collins, aged 26, is a Lieutenant serving on H.M.S. Glasgow, at Portsmouth.

  Service Details :

Lieutenant Commander Hugh Duppa Collins, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy.

Hugh Duppa Collins entered Naval Service on 15 May 1899.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 1 November 1914, aged 30, in the Battle of Coronel, off Chile, in the Pacific Ocean.

Commemorated at : Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bembridge Parish War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, Towers-Clark / Collins Memorial Window
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

He is also commemorated at Beckenham War Memorial.

Lives of the First World War entry.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

The Times, 17 November 1914
Killed in Action
COLLINS - On the 1st Nov. in the naval action off the Coast of Chile, LIEUT. COMDR. HUGH DUPPA COLLINS, R.N. H.M.S. Monmouth, the dearly beloved second son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip George Collins of The Park, Beckenham, Kent.

National Probate Calendar 1915 - note incorrect year of death
  Other Information :

John William Towers-Clark is also named in the commmemorative window at Holy Trinity Church. Hugh Duppa Collins married Elspeth Marion Towers-Clark, the sister of John William Towers-Clark

H.M.S. Monmouth Wikipedia article.
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Page last updated : 1 July 2015 (added Beckenham references, thanks to Trevor Penfold)


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